Popsicle

What is special about these Popsicle?

What is special about these Popsicle? Art students from National Taiwan University concocted a line of frozen Popsicle treats! What is special about these Popsicle? They are not regular Popsicle – they are made out of highly polluted water from 100 water sources of Taiwan. Instead of focusing on the flavor these students focused on Environmental change (human made) that is causing pollution in water sources.  Students Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti created these “Polluted Water Popsicle”. The group collected polluted water from 100 locations in Taiwan, first freezing the collected sewage samples and then preserving their creations in polyester resin ! What is the purpose behind creating these polluted popsicles? Read article to understand.. Healthylife.com

Don’t be tempted to snack on these Popsicle — they are made from sewage found in the polluted waters of Taiwan.

At first glance, these popsicles look like artisanal organic treats one might purchase from a food truck. Don’t be tempted to consume them, however — unless you want to be very ill. They are made from sewage found in the polluted waters of Taiwan.

Bored Panda reports that three design students, Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti, for the Polluted Water Popsicles Project partnered to create the toxic frozen popsicles. The reason? To raise awareness about increasing water pollution due to rapid economic growth and urbanization.

After polluted water was sourced from 100 different bodies of water, the students from the National Taiwan University of Arts recreated them using transparent polyester resin. They even went as far as making wrappers for the Popsicle that reveal the different regions where the water samples were obtained.

Reportedly, about 90% of the trash in the water was plastic — which is a real travesty, considering the material takes hundreds of years to break down and is responsible for polluting the environment and adversely affecting wildlife.

The project raises awareness about using reusable containers, recycling when necessary, and adopting habits that lower one’s carbon footprint — such as consuming a plant based diet, shopping in bulk and bicycling to work or the store.

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This article is publishes as appeared in www.trueactivist.com: Author:Amanda Froelich 

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